ESC 2015 in numbers

Eurovision 2015 in numbers

2 of this year’s artists are returning to the contest; Inga Arshakyan for Armenia (2009) and Elnur Hüseynov for Azerbaijan (2008)

3 countries make a comeback (Czech Republic, Cyprus, Serbia)

8 duos and 6 groups are competing

8 languages are represented in this year’s songs with 33 songs fully in English

9 of this year’s solo artists are men, 17 women

12 venues from around Austria entered the host venue race

19 competing countries are yet to win the contest

26 cameras capture every moment inside the Wiener Stadthalle

150 police officers will be on duty during Eurovision week

200 jurors will vote for their personal favorites and they make up 50 percent of the results

200 people are part of the Grand Final opening number – including Conchita Wurst

650 motorized LED balls hang from the ceiling – creating a kinetic light sculpture

800 volunteers will take care of the artists and guests and help organizing the event

1,288 pillars form the eye-shaped stage – the stage is 43 meters wide and 14 meters high

1,550 media representatives will attend 80 press events

1967 was the previous time when Austria hosted the contest

2,320 points will be given in the Eurovision final

35,000,000 euros is the estimated budget of this year’s contest